Health Journalism

Be a part of a new health journalism focus at the Cronkite School supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Students get real-world experience providing in-depth health care news coverage for underserved communities across the Southwest. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available.

Master of Mass Communication


Students in Cronkite's Master of Mass Communication program may choose a focus on health journalism in their final semester, reporting for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS.

Southwest Reporting Initiative


Journalism students who are part of the Southwest Reporting Initiative focus on health care news and information for Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Southern California and Texas, with a particular emphasis on Latino, Native American and Spanish-speaking border communities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Professors


The Cronkite School is conducting a national search for two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Professors in Health News. The professors of practice will provide editorial leadership and guidance to students in a daily newsroom environment and connect students and their work to regional and national news outlets.

Assistantships and Scholarships


The Cronkite School is offering two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Graduate Assistantships as well as six $10,000 scholarships to high-level graduate students who want to pursue health care journalism.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


For more than 45 years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. The foundation works alongside others to build a national culture of health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.